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Pluto's features could have names like Mt. Tardis and Vader Crater

The folks behind NASA's New Horizons released a list of the most popular suggested names for places on Pluto that shows sci-fi and fantasy fans are getting plenty of representation.

By July 10, 2015


Is Pluto home to nuclear-powered ice volcanoes?

New Images from NASA's New Horizons mission show what could be tall craters erupting not with lava, but with ice warmed by radioactivity.

By November 9, 2015


Trippy, man! NASA image of Pluto goes all psychedelic

See Pluto in a new light with a color image made to highlight the dwarf planet's unusual and diverse surface features.

By November 12, 2015


Mars moon Phobos is doomed to fall apart from stress

Phobos is very close to its planet Mars, but the intimacy of that relationship also means destruction for the moon, NASA says this week.

By November 11, 2015


Saturn's moon Enceladus has a 'snowman' near its north pole

NASA's Cassini spacecraft cozies up to Enceladus and returns a set of lovely ice-packed images of its cratered and fractured northern region.

By October 17, 2015


What's in a dwarf planet? First Pluto findings from New Horizons

A massive team of researchers has published the first paper about Pluto based on data received during the New Horizons flyby.

By October 15, 2015


Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014


Surface of Pluto is totally bonkers in new NASA images

Bewildered scientists are thoroughly enjoying the crazy surface details seen in fresh New Horizons spacecraft images of Pluto.

By September 11, 2015


Millennium Falcon coffee table re-creates the asteroid field chase

This isn't just a Millennium Falcon coffee table. It's an entire chase scene from "The Empire Strikes Back."

By September 10, 2015


Space station transits the sun in striking NASA image

Nine astronauts are hidden inside the silhouette of the space station as it moves across the glowing face of the sun.

By September 8, 2015